Abio (51) , Bermuda | March 27, 2010| Updated May 29, 2010
Was in Brussels today, and visited this shop, while hoping to find some beers that Iím looking for. None of them i found, but i found a couple of other interesting beers. So bought some. Small shop, lots of beers, almost all Belgian. A really wide selection, but the prices are a bit high. Ofcourse, itís around a tourist-place...Canít say a lot about "service", they just let me pay, and thatís it. Some kind of foam around the bottles to protect them, but the plastic sac was ridiculous bad quality. Also some "gadgets" inside the shop. Itís for sure ok to pay it a visite if you are around. Loved the compact, but well filled store :)
Yes, itís touristy, but when Iíve approached the counter with a bunch of items the staff seemed to approve of, they were very friendly and even gave me a discount. Excellent selection, even a little "grey market" Westvleteren.
Nice selection, although not too many rarities. Still some good finds on the shelves if you have the time. Glassware, clothing and decor are worth checking out. Service is good, staff was helpful, even when asked about the location to the competition, so props for that. Prices are just a tad high, but itís touristy based, so understandable. Recommended.
Really good store for tourist - belgophilian beer enthusiasts..Stuffed with a lot of belgian beers, really hard to decide what do you really want from the shelves...And they have posters, coasters, proper glassware(hundreds and hundreds glasses!!!!), t-shirts and many beer-gadgets. Friendly stuff. I liked this store.
eManu (41) Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, Belgium | October 30, 2009| Updated November 25, 2009
Nice selection of Belgian beers and nice layout. Good location, just off the Grand Place. Just that it is a real tourist place and that the prices are very high. Noticed they sell the Westy 8 for 8 Euros.
Very central location, close to the Grand Place. Great selection of Belgian beers. Friendly staff although the shop was full of tourists.
Westy 8 did cost 8 EUR, the small bottles did cost 2,50 in most cases.
They sold not only beer, the shop was full glassware, openers, shirts and other things.
Visited in October 2009.
Around the corner from the Grote Markt. This is without a doubt a tourist trap. It is worth however checking out the selection which is amazing, especially if you are not familiar with Belgium beer. Check out what they have and find it somewhere else for a cheaper price - i.e. the store is a great a reference. The prices are unbelievably expensive (Euro versus Dollar). The have Westvleteren, but with a price. You are better off checking out a supermarket outside the city center.
fly (272) austin, Tejas, Texas | September 15, 2009
Was it that I came in upon rising after a long night of beer, or was the selection actually somewhat lacking? Not that they didnít have some amazing beers, but it seemed the selection had a lot of "holes" in it. (and the help the day I was there was close to nasty)
Located in the heart of the most touristic area in all of Brussels, this place is short on ambiance. But what it lacks in that area, it makes up for with a stellar beer selection....the best I found within the city. The glassware collection was also extensive and impressive, loaded with rarities such as the Drie Fonteinen gueuze glass and novelties like the Mogonzo coconut bowl. Cantillon was well represented, and Westy 8 was on hand for a very reasonable price (the best I found during my Be/Ne/Lux trip). One problem I ran into is that the place is so loaded with tourists buying pre-packaged "Belgian beer samplers", complete with free gift-wrapping, that it was difficult to get service and/or ask questions. Cut through the crowds and the touristic hassles, however, and youíre left with a dam fine beer store with a very nice selection of Belgian brews.